Monthly Archives: June 2008

Seventh Annual Cultural Studies Association (U.S.)

Marriott (at the Plaza), Kansas City
April 16-18, 2009

Expected plenary speakers include:
Michael B�rub�, Pennsylvania State University
Marc Bousquet, Santa Clara University
Orit Halpern, New School for Social Research
Michele Janette, Kansas State University
E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University
Karim Murji, Open University (U.K.)
Cary Nelson, University of Illinois
Amit Rai, Florida State University
Sangeeta Ray, University of Maryland
Maria Josefina Salda�a-Porillo, New York University
Jeff Williams, Carnegie Mellon University

Also, the popular Journal Salon feature will continue. Journals expected
Cultural Critique
Cultural Studies/ Critical Methodologies
Dialectical Anthropology

Deadline for Proposals: September 15, 2008.
This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public
Knowledge Project , enables participants to submit
abstracts online at The
website for submissions will open August 15, 2008.

Call for Papers and Sessions

The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its Seventh
Annual Meeting from all areas and on all topics of relevance to Cultural
Studies, including but not limited to literature, history, sociology,
geography, anthropology, communications, popular culture, cultural theory,
queer studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, postcolonial
studies, media and film studies, material culture studies, performance and
visual arts studies.

All participants in the Sixth Annual meeting must pay registration fees by
March 16, 2009, to be listed and participate in the program. See the
registration page of this website for details about fees.
**If you have any questions about procedures for submission or other
concerns, please e-mail us at: We welcome proposals in the
following four categories:

Proposals for individual papers are due September 15, 2008.

Successful papers will reach several constituencies of the organization and
will connect analysis to social, political, economic, or ethical questions.

They should be submitted online on the conference website. Successful
submission will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgment
within 24 hours, please resubmit. The acknowledgment will say that your
proposal has been ”successfully submitted,” which does NOT mean your
proposal has been accepted.

All paper proposals require:

a. The name, email address, department and institutional affiliation of the
author, entered on the website.
b. A 500-word abstract for the 20-minute paper entered on the website.
c. Any needed audio-visual equipment must be noted following the abstract in
that space on the site.

Proposals for pre-constituted sessions are due September 15, 2008.

Roundtables are sessions in which panelists offer brief remarks, but the
bulk of the session is devoted to discussion among the panelists and
audience members. Workshops are similarly devoted primarily to discussion,
but they focus on practical problems in such areas as teaching, research, or
activism. No paper titles may be included for roundtables or workshops.

Pre-constituted sessions should NOT be submitted on the website, but should
be sent to with the words ”Session Proposal” in the subject
line. All proposals will be acknowledged, but please allow at least two
business days before inquiring.

All session proposals require:

a. The name, email address, phone number, and department and institutional
affiliation of the proposer.
b. The names, email addresses, and department and institutional affiliations
of each participant.
c. A 500-word overview of the session, including identifying the type of
session (panel, roundtable, workshop) proposed. For paper sessions, also
include 500-word abstracts of each of the papers. Paper sessions should have
three or four papers.
d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must be
requested with the proposal.

Division sessions are due September 15, 2008.

A list of divisions is available at</a . Divisions may elect to post calls on that
site for papers and procedures for submission to division sessions or handle
the creation of their two division sessions by other means. Division chairs
will submit their two panels/workshops/roundtables directly to the program
committee by September 15, 2008 (directions will be sent to the division
chairs). Proposals for divisions should NOT be submitted on the website or

Proposals for seminars are due September 15, 2008.

Seminars are small-group (maximum 15 individuals) discussion sessions for
which participants prepare in advance of the conference. In previous years,
preparation has involved shared readings, pre-circulated ”position papers”
by seminar leaders and/or participants, and other forms of pre-conference
collaboration. We particularly invite proposals for seminars designed to
advance emerging lines of inquiry and research/teaching initiatives within
Cultural Studies broadly construed. We also invite seminars designed to
generate future collaborations among conference attendees. Once a limited
number of seminar topics and leaders are chosen, the seminars will be
announced through the CSA’s various public e-mail lists. Participants will
contact the seminar leader(s) directly who will then inform the Program
Committee who will participate in the seminar. Seminars will be marked in
the conference programs as either closed to non-participants or open to
other conference attendees as auditors (or in other roles). Examples of
successful seminar proposals from previous years are linked in here (if you
are reading this on the website).

All seminar proposals require:
a. A 500-word overview of the topic designed to attract participants and
clear instructions about how the seminar will work, including details about
what advanced preparation will be required of seminar participants.
b. The name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and departmental
and institutional affiliation of the leader(s) proposing the seminar.
c. A brief bio or one page CV of the leader(s) proposing the seminar.
d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must be
requested with the proposal. Since seminars typically involve discussion of
previously circulated papers, such requests must be explained.

Seminar proposals should be sent to:
Bruce Burgett, Professor and Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Arts and
University of Washington Bothell
Colin Danby, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,
University of Washington Bothell
Those interested in participating in (rather than leading) a seminar should
consult the list of seminars and the instructions for signing up for them,
available at after
October 15, 2008. Deadline to sign up will be November 14, 2008. Deadline
for seminar leaders to submit final lists of participants (minimum 8
individuals, in addition to the seminar leader or leaders) will be November
21, 2008.

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exposition & Conference (PETE & C)

February 8-11, 2009
Hershey, PA

Preconference and Conference Presentation calls at and


You are invited to submit a proposal to conduct a preconference workshop or seminar for the 2009 Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exposition & Conference (PETE & C). Individuals representing all academic disciplines and levels and all phases of technology and education are welcome to submit proposals. Preconference sessions can be in a seminar format, or hands-on training workshops and will be conducted on Sunday, February 8, 2009. Sessions can be either three or six hours in length.


The following general topics are examples of interest areas:
Computer use at all academic levels, K-12 and higher education, and in all academic disciplines.
Curricular planning in disciplines where technology is the focus of instruction.
Computer education and opportunities for special audiences.
Computer-managed instruction and computer based testing. Computer education for teachers.
Administrative applications of technology at building and/or district level.
Computer education outside the typical school environment.
Technology partnership programs with education and business, industry, or government.
Emerging technologies for educational utilization.

Information on Participation

Each 3-hour workshop that is accepted will receive one stipend of two hundred fifty dollars ($250); each 6-hour workshop a five hundred ($500) stipend. The decision to cancel any workshop due to low registration numbers is at the sole discretion of the PETE & C Preconference Committee.

Please note: Preconference presenters do not receive complimentary registration to the general conference and must complete a conference registration form if they plan to attend the general conference.

Proposals will be considered and accepted at the discretion of the preconference committee.

Deadline for submission is August 15, 2008.


You are invited to submit a proposal to conduct a conference presentation for the 2009 Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exposition & Conference. Individuals representing all academic disciplines and all phases of technology and education are welcome to submit proposals sixty-minute presentations.

SCOPE: The following strands are examples of interest areas:
Adaptive Technology/Special Populations/Accessibility
Emerging Technologies
Instructional Strategies/Best Practices
Learning Environments/Distance Learning/Course Management
Library Media Centers
Mobile/Wireless Learning Technologies
Performing/Creative Arts
Professional Development/Teacher Preparation
Technology and Ethics
Technology Directions/Trends: Issues, Innovations, and Research
Technology Leadership

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION: All presenters are expected to register for the conference. Only the main presenter will receive a complimentary registration for the three days of the main conference February 8-11, 2009. Additional presenters must register at the regular conference fee.

Final placement of all workshops into the program schedule is at the discretion of the PETE&C program committee.

EQUIPMENT: Each session room has a video projector, screen, a 4-outlet extension cord and an Internet connection. You are responsible for supplying your own computer and any other equipment that you may need.

A conference presentation by a commercial enterprise or its agents requires representation on the exhibit floor. Contact Marilyn Chastek for more information.

Deadline September 30, 2008

Feminism in Practice Conference

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
November 15, 2008

Abstracts Due: August 30, 2008

The 2008 Feminism in Practice Conference, hosted by Lehigh
University’s Women’s Center and Office of Graduate Student Life,
invites submissions for roundtable discussions, panels, research and/ or poster presentations, and scholarly papers.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together activists,
academics, graduate students, community professionals, and other
interested parties to discuss feminist practices in their work and
daily lives. Submissions for this interdisciplinary conference may be
practically or theoretically oriented.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

Intersections between Theory and Practice

Women in Science

Activism and the Community

Feminism and Pedagogy

Family and Feminism

Friendship and Networking

Women and Culture

Feminism and Politics/Political Feminism

Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words to by August 30, 2008.

Library Instruction 2.0 Conference

The NCLA College and Universities Section & Community and Junior College Libraries Section invite you to submit proposals for the Library Instruction 2.0 Conference. The conference will be held in Chapel Hill, NC November 17-18, 2008 and will offer exciting and energizing sessions and workshops in the field of library instruction. The conference theme, “Library Instruction 2.0,” reflects the next generation of library instruction.

Proposals are sought for a variety of formats including formal sessions, demonstrations, panel sessions, and workshops. Proposals are due July 1, 2008.

Full text of the Call for Proposals is available online at (Click “Proposal Submissions”). Proposals must be submitted via the online proposal form, available at

Information about the conference can be found online at Questions about the call for presentations and the Library Instruction 2.0 Conference should be directed to:

Lisa Williams, MLS, MALS

Coordinator of Research and Information Services

William Madison Randall Library

University of North Carolina Wilmington

601 South College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403

Pioneer America Society:Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS APAL)

40th Annual Meeting
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Abstract Deadline: July 11, 2008

The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS: APAL) will hold its 40th annual conference at the recently restored Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 15-18, 2008.

This event will be held in conjunction with the Eastern Historical Geographers Association (EHGA) meeting and will be hosted by the Department of Geography & Anthropology at Louisiana State University.

The 2008 Conference theme is: Landscapes at Risk.

There will be two field trips. The Thursday River Road tour will be led by cultural geographer, Craig Colten, through landscapes that face non-weather-related risks. The tour will include stops in Carville, Donaldsonville, and Plaquemine, LA. Risks from sprawling chemical complexes and the emissions that rift from them present many challenges to communities and landscape preservation. The Saturday tour, led by cultural anthropologist, Jay Edwards, will travel through the extensive areas of weather-related devastation and renewal in New Orleans. Creole cottages, shotguns, and doubles will be staple fare for the day.

The conference committee is now accepting proposals for papers, special sessions, and panel discussions. The meeting organizers encourage papers and sessions that reflect the conference theme, Landscapes at Risk, but they welcome papers that will be of interest to
members of either organization.

Presenters must be members of PAS: APAL. Individual memberships are $50 per year, while student memberships are $25 per year.

Abstracts must be of no more than 200 words, which includes the authors’ names, affiliations, and title of the paper. You may submit as an email attachment in Word or WordPerfect. The deadline for abstract submissions is: July 11, 2008.

Abstract Format

Fred Kniffen
Louisiana State University-Celestial Campus

Diffusion in Heaven

Body of the abstract: This should include a problem statement, a statement about methods, and a brief description of the conclusions.

Please send abstracts to:

Craig E. Colten
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: 225/578-6180

Audio-Visual Needs

Please mark audio-visual needs on the conference

registration form. (Conference registration forms are

available for download on the PAS: APAL website,

All rooms will have a digital projector; presenters

will be expected to bring laptops or coordinate with

others in their session to share a laptop if they wish

to make a digital presentation.

American Culture Association’s “Women’s Studies” area and the Popular Culture Association’s “Women’s Lives and Literature”

As Area Chair for the American Culture Association’s “Women’s Studies”
area and the Popular Culture Association’s “Women’s Lives and Literature” area, I invite abstracts for the Spring 2009 joint ACA/PCA conference to be held in New Orleans April 8-11, 2009.

Additional information about the the association and conference is available at

Please send 250 word abstracts to me by 11-15–08 via e-mail.

PCA and ACA are interdisciplinary organizations that give us a great opportunity to work across the usual academic borders and have fun in the process.

Linda S. Coleman
Professor of English and Women’s Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, Illinois 61920

Digital Convergence: Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the Information Age

Three Special Issues of Library Quarterly, Archival Science, and
Museum Management and Curatorship


The editors of Library Quarterly, Archival Science, and Museum
Management and Curatorship are pleased to announce plans for three
special issues exploring the shared information needs and challenges
facing libraries, archives, and museums in the information age; the
overlapping educational goals of library and information science,
archival studies, and museum studies programs; and areas of
convergence for educators and professionals working to meet user needs
in libraries, archives, and museums.

The resulting three separate issues of Library Quarterly, Archival
Science, and Museum Management and Curatorship will be published at
approximately the same time (end of 2009), and all three issues will
be Guest Edited by Dr. Paul F. Marty, College of Information, Florida
State University.

The impetus for this project stems from a recent conference, sponsored
by the IMLS, on the need for information professionals who can
transcend the traditional boundaries between libraries, archives, and
museums to meet user needs in the information age (see: ).

The increased use of and reliance on digital resources has blurred
traditional distinctions between information organizations, leading to
a digital convergence of libraries, archives, and museums. In light of
this convergence, there is a need for more research examining how
libraries, archives, and museums can collaborate and combine forces to
better serve their users, many of whom do not clearly distinguish
among different institutions or the information resources they manage.

We are looking for papers addressing one or more of the following
three broad questions in ways that cut across the traditional
distinctions between libraries, archives, and museums:

1. What are the information needs of libraries, archives, and museums
in the information age, both internally (staff and other
professionals) and externally (public services)? How can new
information technologies support information professionals as they
adapt to meet these needs?

2. What are the roles and responsibilities of information
professionals in libraries, archives, and museums in the information
age? What are the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to
succeed at their jobs (e.g. intellectual property, information
management, digital preservation, etc.)?

3. What kinds of educational programs best prepare information
professionals to meet the needs of libraries, archives, and museums in
the information age, including degree and non-degree programs? How are
these programs currently preparing their students, and what potential
is there for sharing expertise across programs?

While authors may choose to focus primarily on libraries, archives, or
museums (depending on their interests and expertise), each article
should attempt to explore issues of convergence across libraries,
archives, and museums.


* Optional Abstract: September 1, 2008

* Submission Deadline: December 1, 2008

* Review Decisions: February 1, 2009

* Final Versions Due: June 1, 2009

* Publication: End of 2009


If you wish, you may submit an optional abstract (by email to Paul
Marty at for feedback by September 1, 2008 (please
indicate the journal to which you plan to submit).

Please direct your submission to the journal that most closely matches
the particular focus of your article, research, or discipline, as

* Library Quarterly, follow submission instructions at

* Archival Science, follow submission instructions at
(When specifying “Article type” please select the “Special Issue
on Digital Convergence”)

* Museum Management and Curatorship, please email submissions
directly to Paul Marty at
(Please see instructions for authors at

Please mark your submission as being intended for the special issue on
digital convergence.

If you have any questions about the special issues, please contact
Paul Marty at

A PDF version of this CFP is available at:

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

>> Call for Participation Deadline: October 17 <<

** Join with 1,200+ Colleagues from 50 Countries **

* Please forward to a colleague *

SITE 2009

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
International Conference

March 2-6, 2009 * Charleston, South Carolina

(Embassy Suites Hotel/Convention Center)


** Submissions Due: Oct. 17, 2008 **

Organized by
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

** What are your colleagues saying about SITE conferences? **

Available to Print & Distribute (PDF to print; 200kb)


** NEW FOR SITE 2009 **
Submit Your Full Paper for Publication in a Book of Selected Papers

SITE 2009 will offer for the first time an alternative Full Paper submission category.
“Full Papers (Book)” are Full Paper submissions submitted in their final by Oct. 17th.
These will be reviewed for publication in a book of selected papers as well as a presentation.

>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below) <<

1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Oct. 17th:

2. Scope & Major Topics:

4. Presentation Categories:
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards:

6. Corporate Participation:
7. For Budgeting Purposes:

8. Charleston, South Carolina:
9. Deadlines:

SITE 2009 is the 20th annual conference of the Society for Information
Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual
teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all
disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of
knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and
faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE.

You are invited to participate in this international forum which offers
numerous opportunities to explore the research, development, and applications
in this important field. All proposals are peer reviewed.

SITE is the premiere international conference in this field and annually
attracts more than 1,200 leaders in the field from over 50 countries.

To submit a proposal, complete the online form at:

For Presentation and AV guidelines, see:


* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Papers (Full & Brief)
* Posters/Demonstrations
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
* Tutorials/Workshops
* Roundtables
* Symposia

The Conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level
on all topics related to:

(1) the use of information technology in teacher education, and
(2) instruction about information technology in
* Preservice
* Inservice
* Graduate Teacher Education
* Faculty & Staff Development

Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as
describe innovative projects are encouraged.


* Assessment and E-folios
* Corporate
* Digital Video
* Distance/Flexible Education
* Electronic Playground
* Equity and Social Justice
* Evaluation and Research
* Games and Simulations
* Graduate Education and Faculty Development
* Information Literacy
* Information Technology Diffusion/Integration
* International
* Latino/Spanish Speaking Community
* Leadership
* New Possibilities with Information Technologies
* Web/Learning Communities
* Workforce Education

* Art Education
* Early Childhood Education
* English Education
* Human Languages Education
* Information Technology Education
* Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students (ITEST)
* Mathematics Education
* Middle School Education
* Science Education
* Social Studies Education
* Special Education/Assistive Technology
* Technological, Pedagogical, And Content Knowledge (TPACK)

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful
activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. These include
keynote and invited talks, paper presentations, roundtables,
poster/demonstrations, tutorials/workshops, panels, and corporate showcases.

Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Technology and Teacher
Education Annual proceedings series. Books in this series serve as major
source documents indicating the current state of teacher education and
information technology. This proceedings will be published as a searchable
electronic book on CD-ROM.

The Annuals are internationally distributed through and archived in the
Education and Information Technology Digital Library,

First and second paper authors are limited to two papers published in the

All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within
several categories.

Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the:
– Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) ( or
– Online journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE) (,

Highlighted in the:
– AACE online periodical AACE Journal (, and
= Education and Information Technology Digital Library,

A variety of opportunities are available to present research-oriented
papers, or to showcase and market your products and services. For information about Corporate
Showcases (30 minutes) and Corporate Demonstrations (2-hours, scheduled with the Poster/Demos),
click here.

The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
approximately $295 (members); $340 (non-members). Registration includes Proceedings on
CD, receptions, and all sessions except tutorials.

The conference hotel (Embassy Suites Hotel/Convention Center) specially discounted
guest room rate is $155 (single/double).

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Where History Lives–Indulge, Play, and Explore!

With a rich 300 year history, Charleston today is America’s most beautifully preserved architectural and historical treasure. For the fifteenth consecutive year (2007), readers of Cond� Nast Traveler magazine honored Charleston as a Top 10 travel destination in the U.S. Charleston was honored with a No. 3 slot.

Peter Greenberg, NBC’s Travel Editor, is quoted as saying “Charleston is all about history, and the intersection of culture in America. You can still find grace and civility in abundance in Charleston, a remarkably well preserved peninsular city between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers and the Atlantic Ocean. I’ll always remember the first time I traveled to Charleston.”

Where you can get away. Turn off your cell phone and listen. Listen to waves rolling up on the beach Floorboards creaking as you rock in a chair on a piazza overlooking our lovely downtown gardens. Here you can get away without having to hide. Listen to birds sing as you hike through our nature preserves. Sit in a dock and soak up the ocean breeze. Sip a glass of sweet tea. Enjoy a slow drive under a canopy of ancient oak trees. Curl up with a good book. Listen. And you’ll hear historic church bells ring. You’ll hear your heart beat a little slower.

Where you can indulge. What a wonderful feeling it is when you discover something like no other such as the tales that come with cherished antiques and artwork. Indulge in so many flavors that are unique to the area. Festive oyster roasts, shrimp and grits served with an ocean view. Breakfast by an outdoor fountain. An entire menu of award-winning restaurants. See our famous sweetgrass baskets take shape. There are spas to relax in and shops and more shops to visit. So bring your walking shoes. Bring your appetite.

Where you can play. We Charlestonians love to play and we have a sandbox that’ll have you grinning from ear to ear. Surrounded by water with waves to surf and fish to catch. Here in the Low Country, we have so many ways to play, no matter what your game is. Golf, tennis and kayaking for the grownups. Fountains, slides and castles for the little ones. Play hard. Play fast Play nice.

Where you can explore. Oh the stories they tell. Revolutionary battlegrounds like Fort Moultrie, Civil War fortresses like Fort Sumter and heroic World War II ships. You can almost feel the ground rumble beneath your feet. Step out of their shadows and there’s more to explore – the softer side of our rich history. Sprawling parks, historic plantations, cobblestone streets that lead to quiet country gardens. Pack a picnic. Pack a map and pack your camera adventure is calling your name.

It’s not just a conference. it’s a vacation! So plan to join us in Charleston for SITE 2009 a great conference in one of America’s greatest destinations.

For more information about Charleston, South Carolina, USA


Proposals Due: Oct. 17, 2008
Authors Notified: Nov. 26, 2008
Proceedings File Due: Jan. 21, 2009
Early Registration: Jan. 21, 2009
Hotel Reservation: Jan. 29, 2009
Conference: Mar. 2-6, 2009

To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link

If you have a question about SITE, please send an e-mail to
SITE/AACE Conference Services,

SITE–Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
Phone: 757-366-5606 * Fax: 703-997-8760
E-mail: *

The Maternal Wall in Academe: Academic Mothers and Strategies of Resistance and


I am chairing a roundtable on the topic of Being A Mother in Academe for the
40th anniversary conference of the NeMLA in Boston, Feb 26-March 1, 2009
(abstract of session is below).

If you are interested in being part of the roundtable please send a 250 word
abstract and 50 word bio to Andrea O’Reilly by September 1,

Thank you,

Andrea O’Reilly
Director, ARM

The Maternal Wall in Academe: Academic Mothers and Strategies of Resistance and

In Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It
Joan Williams argues that paid work in Western capitalist societies is
organized by the concept of the “ideal worker”. This ideal worker, Williams
writes, “works full time and overtime and takes little or no time off for
childbearing or rearing” (1). When work is structured this way, Williams
continues, “caregivers often can not perform as ideal workers” (1). The
worker-caregiver dichotomy is, of course, gender codified: “men ‘naturally’
belong in the market because they are competitive and aggressive; women belong
in the home because of their ‘natural’ focus on relationships and an ethic of
care” (1). Over the last three decades as female paid labor participation
increased, women, –at least the 90 plus percent who are mothers– are expected
be perform as “ideal workers” in the workplace while simultaneously fulfilling
the carework responsibilities of the home. With women still doing the bulk of
household management – to include domestic labor, childcare, and the emotional
and organizational work of creating and maintaining home, family and community,
most mothers are unable to put in the extensive overtime hours that are required
for advancement and success in most professions. Mothers thus find themselves
“mommy tracked” making sixty cents for every dollar earned by full-time fathers
(Williams, 2000, 2). Indeed, today the pay gap between mothers and non mothers
under thirty-five years is now larger than the wage gap between young men and
women (Crittenden, 94). And while the “glass ceiling” and the “sticky floor”
are still to be found in the corporate structure, it is the maternal wall, most
scholars argue, that impede and hinder most women’s progress in the workplace
William’s concept of a wall is an apt metaphor to describe the specific
experiences of mothers in the workplace in that many women today, particularly
those that are college educated, middle-class and professional, may not
encounter gender discrimination until they become mothers and hit full throttle
the maternal wall that blocks and blindsides them in their attempts at
advancement. “Many childless women under the age of thirty five”, as Crittenden
writes, “believe that all the feminist battles have been won” (88) But, as
Crittenden continues, “once a woman has a baby, the egalitarian office party is
over” (88).
The aim of this session is to explore the various strategies used by academic
mothers as they encounter the maternal wall in academe.


Northeast Modern Language Association 2009 Annual Convention
Boston, Massachusetts — February 26 – March 1, 2009
Celebrating 40 years! A regional MLA, NeMLA offers a vibrant yet more intimate
conference experience. The 2008 Convention in Buffalo features more than 230
panels, covering all aspects of scholarship and teaching in the modern
languages and literatures.

Dr. Andrea O’Reilly,
Associate Professor,
School of Women’s Studies,
Director: Association for Research on Mothering,
Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Demeter Press,
York University,
Toronto, Ont.,
M3J 1P3
416 736 2100;60366

Microform & Imaging Review

Microform & Imaging Review is an international journal that includes articles about digital and microform (microfilm/microfiche) technologies and collections. Areas of possible focus include:

-Case studies of building digital collections
-Digital preservation
-Offering digital for access / microfilm for preservation
-Newspaper digitization from microfilm
-Library 2.0 technologies and digital collections
-digital media centers for student/faculty use
-digital/microfilm collections in collection development
-overview of current digitization / microfilm equipment
-promoting microfilm collections in the digital age

Additional information about the journal, including a listing of digital and microfilm collections for review, is available at:

Ken Middleton
Editor, Microform & Imaging Review
Box 013, Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State Univ.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 904-8524